Prof. Dr. Saad Znad Darwish is the President’s Advisor for special projects, previously the Vice President for Administrative Affairs & Finance & Community Engagement at Applied Science University (ASU) in Bahrain.
Before joining ASU, he held the position of VP Academic at DU, in addition to holding the position of Head of the Faculty of Business Administration as well as being a member of the Administrative Board of the College of Economics and Administration Sciences at Al Zaitooneh University in Jordan.
He also held the University Vice President position
of Al Nahreen University in Iraq and as a Dean for sixteen years prior to his assumption as the University Vice President. He has been elected as a referee for several international conferences and as a member of many editorial boards in international journals.
He completed his PhD in Business Administration, Risk Management from the Polytechnic of Central London in Collaboration with Surrey University in UK 1987. Prof. Dr. Saad finished his Masters degree in Insurance Management from the University of Baghdad. He achieved his B.Sc. in Business Administration at Al Hikmah American University in Baghdad.
Professor Saad Darwish has written several Published Research Papers both in English and Arabic. His works published in English are: (1) Islamic Finance: Facing Risk of the International Financial Crisis (2) Assessment of TQM Application in the Arab Universities: The Case of Jordan, , (3) Risk and Knowledge: A question for Debate, (4) Risk Management: Its Role in Reinforcing Management Ethics and (5) Clinical Risk Management – The Case of Iraq.
Some of his works published in Arabic are:
(1) The E-Learning is a Social Necessity: Theoretical Study, E Learning, (2) Comprehensive Quality and its Effects on the Management of Human Resources, (3) Knowledge Economy and Information Technology, 4) Towards the Possibility of Implementing Financial Engineering, An Applied Study on a Sample of the Yemeni Financial Sector, and (5) Knowledge Management, The new Challenge to the Arabic Management.
Prof. Dr. Saad is the author of two books: “Managing the Technical and Vocational Educational Institutions”, a book published and printed by Dar Al Shorouq, and a book in “Risk management”(7). He is the editor of two books “Leadership & quality management in higher education.” and “Knowledge Management”.
Professor Saad Darwish received and has been awarded different prizes and honors. He was awarded forty letters of honors from different academic institutions in Iraq. He received prizes and scientific research contributions in the Ministry of Higher Education – Iraq. Sharjah Prize for the best thesis in the Arab Region in Management Sciences for supervising the Thesis entitled “Knowledge Management” which was awarded to one of his students. He also received Higher Order of Merit by the government of Iraq for continuous research activities in 1996.